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Finback Alehouse

30 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1810
+1 207-288-0233
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“waffle fries” (7 reviews)
“burger” (36 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1810
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Four adults and two children (age 3 & 6) enjoyed their meals and drinks here! The staff were very gracious and accommodating; the food was superb. We recommend the braised short ribs and the fish tacos. A bonus was we had a 45 minute wait...More

Thank Ken_Blanchard
Reviewed 3 days ago

I ate at the bar and the service and food was excellent. Hand cut fries were delicious with my lobster roll!

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 4 days ago

I didn't care for the food or service of this place. The place, itself, is rather dark (they seem to think a candle at each table makes up for it). Our waitress was condescending when she talked to us and tried to avoid us otherwise....More

Thank MitukaAufaey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were staying at an inn in town and walked to Finback. It's right in town and we were sat right away. I had a burger and my husband had the steamed lobster-both were good. I have to say the clam chowder was delicious! A...More

Thank Marissa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has excellent ambience. The service was terrific. Great beer selection. I had the fish and chips and really liked it. The bartender was very friendly. I recommend this place whole heartedly.

Thank Nicholas A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excited to find somewhere serving dinner past 9pm. Good upscale bar. Had live music on Saturday night. Lobster bisque was very good!

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Finbacks based on recommendation of a friend. Great staff. We had the fish taco (appetizer which is a meal) and then pulled pork sandwich (best combo of pork, slaws and toasted roll) you can ever imagine. Great blueberry pie!!!

Thank Ben k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the general vibe of the restaurant. I had the Blue Label Burger, which involved a duck egg. It was huge, unique and tasty. The cider I initially ordered was sold out, but they had a nice alternative. Great place for dinner and drinks.

Thank scotmw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here near closing time at 9:30 since we had just arrived in town and there was a friendly greeting and good service even though the kitchen was about to close. This is a very convenient location in downtown Bar Harbor. The bar and...More

Thank PamC54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the lobster poutine, finback lobster bake, and lobster bisque. Loved every single one! This was the one of the two places we ate at twice.

Thank ach0044
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-0233
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